Covenant Health System
- Board of Directors, 2009
A comprehensive faith based medical delivery system that consists of over ten regionally disbursed facilities and affiliate medial groups, employs over 4500 staff, and maintains almost 1 billion in assets and operational funding.
American State Bank
- Board of Directors, 2009
Serve as a policy liaison related to emerging markets in the Lubbock Community, with specific expertise in Hispanic and youth populations.
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
- Board of Directors, 2008
TDHCA's mission is to help Texans achieve an improved quality of life through the development of better communities. The Department accomplishes this mission by acting as a conduit for federal grant funds for housing and community services. TDHCA also operates as a housing finance agency. TDHCA also serves as a financial and administrative resource that helps provide essential services and affordable housing opportunities to Texans who qualify for this assistance based on their income level. Additionally, the Department is a resource for educational materials and technical assistance for housing, housing related, and community services matters.
Texas Diversity Council
- Board of Directors, 2006
State wide Texas organization committed to developing partnership and programs that increase the utility and success of diversity in the workplace and higher education.
Lubbock Housing Authority
- Commissioner, 2006
Working with the city, oversee the allocation and implementation of federal Housing Authority funds related to low income, affordable housing, and Section 8 resources for hundreds of families in and around Lubbock County.
South Plains Boys Scouts
- Board of Directors - Vice President, 2006
Oversee the administration of the Boys Scouts program and resources throughout the South Plains.
Lubbock Boys and Girls Clubs
- Board of Directors - Vice President, 2005 - present
City agency consisting of three clubs. Duties include oversight of agency's Director and development of resources and programs to serve area.
- Co-Chair, 2004 - present
Community Advocates - Youth Leadership Academy is a nonprofit organization that promotes civic engagement, reduces inter-group tensions and cultural isolation, and future leaders for the community of Los Angeles, California.
- Member, 2004 - 04
Leadership Lubbock Class - Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Cohort selected annually to train and interact with identified city leaders. 12 month program.
- Member Youth Council, 2000 - 04
Mayoral appointment to the Workforce Investment Board-Youth Council. The Council is primary responsible for advising the Workforce Investment Board as to appropriate expenditures of city, state, and federal funding targeting youth.
- Member Youth Council 2000 - 04
Operations Committee- Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board-Youth Council
Plaza Community Center
- Board of Directors 2002 - 04
A community non-profit organization established in 1905 which serves the physical, mental health, and counseling needs of primarily Latino families in the city of Los Angeles.
Esperzana Scholarship Foundation
- Board of Directors 2002- 04
A non-profit organization in San Bernardino County that raises funds to offer scholarship to Inland empire youth with ambitions to attend institutions of higher learning.
San Bernardino County
- Commissioner 2003 - 04
Regional Parks Commissioner for San Bernardino County, the largest county in the United States.
- Commissioner 2003 - 04
Substance Abuse Advisory Committee for San Bernardino County.
ALCHEMY: Journal of Chicano / Latina Arts
- Editor, Wtr 1992 - 02
Founding member and chief Editor of this bilingual journal of literary arts dedicated to the promotion of Latino/a writers and artist.
- Faculty Sponsor, ELA College/ Chicano/a Studies Colloquia, 1996
Chicano/a: Una Voz-an event to discuss the cultural and political climate of Southern California and the role of Latinos.
- Editor, EMPOWERING RAZA YOUTH THROUGH THE ARTS, 1993
A collection of work generated by participants of the Summer Arts Recovery Program.
Principal Founding Memberof The UCLA Graduate Student Colectiva. A transdisciplinary collection of Latina/o graduate students interested in composing university programming that is both intellectually and culturally relevant to the university community. Fall 1997-present
Principal Founding Memberof Latino/a Film Makers Consortium. A collection of Latina/o producers, directors, and investors interested in generating screen media which accurately depicts the realities experienced by people of Latin/ Hispanic ancestry in America. Spring 1994-present
Principal Founding Memberof Joda-Arte Promotions: A consortium of Latino artist promoting cultural and educational events. Winter 1992- present.
Memberof the Los Angeles Unified School Districts Multicultural Collaborative. A broad based coalition of community members, artist, and educators attempting to design resource listing which are specific to designated ethnic groups: Latino/ Hispanic Component. Winter 1993-94.
Memberof the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Intercultural Leadership Committee. Assisting in developing multicultural curriculum that is inclusive of all ethnic groups in the district. Winter 1993-94.
Memberof LA TEATRO advisory board. A Latino performing arts group specializing in original works by Latina/o writers. Winter 1993-present.
Principal Founding Memberof Aztlan Cultural Arts Foundation: A cultural arts facility dedicated to providing bilingual/bicultural artistic events. Summer 1992-present.
Principal Founding Member of the Mexican-American Graduate Student Association, California State University Los Angeles, Fall 1991-94.